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American manned space station. Study 2015. Commercial Space Station Skywalker was hotel entrepreneur Bigelow's concept for the first space hotel.

The Skywalker would be made up of multiple Nautilus inflatable habitat modules and an MDPB propulsion module. The MDPB propulsion module would allow the habitats to be flown into lunar or interplanetary trajectories.

Habitable Volume: 1,500.00 m3.

Gross mass: 100,000 kg (220,000 lb).
Height: 30.00 m (98.00 ft).
Diameter: 6.70 m (21.90 ft).

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